Myanmar: Release jailed rights defenders and activists 

14 April 2020

Amnesty International

Photo : Mary Tran @Amnesty International


Just over four years since the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government came to power, human rights defenders and activists continue to be arrested, prosecuted, and imprisoned for peacefully exercising their human rights. This briefing profiles 16 recent cases of such politically motivated arrests, prosecutions, and imprisonment in Myanmar. As the current administration comes towards the end of its term and the country gears up for general elections in late 2020, it is vital that the authorities take the opportunity to close the door on politically motivated arrest and imprisonment.


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